Tillerson acknowledges global warming as a general problem and said the United States should have a “seat at the table” in international climate efforts. But he wouldn’t commit to sticking with the Paris agreement or having the States continue to lead international efforts. Under his leadership, Exxon continued to make investments that would destroy the targets laid out in the Paris agreement. Tillerson's nomination as chief diplomat raises the specter of foreign relations conducted in Big Oil’s—not Americans'—interest and America abandoning international climate efforts.
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Tillerson Nomination Hands U.S. Global Policy to Big Oil
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump announced today ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his pick to become Secretary of State. Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh made the following statement.
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